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Welcome to Turkey!

Turkey is filled with fascinating history, from the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to the Ephesus’ Greco-Roman ruins. Savor unique flavors, from melt-in-your-mouth baklava to sizzling kebabs, and get swept away in the mesmerizing twirls of whirling dervish dances. Relax on the unspoiled Mediterranean shores or sail alongside Lycian ruins on the turquoise Turkish Riviera. There are so many ways to enjoy Turkey.

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Best Time to Visit

Turkey’s summer, particularly in coastal areas, can be hot, with high temperatures. For a more comfortable experience, consider visiting during the milder shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) or fall (September to October). These periods offer pleasant weather while avoiding the peak of summer crowds.

Have a look into our posts to find out the best travel time for a specific destination.

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Where East Meets West

Spanning continents and bursting with history, Istanbul connects East and West in a way no other city does.

Quick Facts

This is Turkey in a nutshell. Yet, this fascinating country is more than just facts. Dive into our guides for a deeper understanding of what truly defines Turkey.

Capital:

Ankara

It’s over 8000 years old.

Time:

GMT-5

It’s 14:10 at the moment.

Language:

Turkish

Şerefe!

Power Plug:

Types C and F

Two round pins.

Currency:

Turkish Lira

100 TRY equals 3 USD.

Dialing code:

+90

Best SIMs: Turkcell, Vodafone

Istanbul University

In 1846, emerged as the first Western-style university in the Ottoman Empire.

Know Before You Go

Curious about Turkey before your trip? Let us answer the most common questions and have you packing with confidence.

Navigating Turkey is simple thanks to its well-organized tourist infrastructure. From diverse accommodations to efficient transportation, everything is in place for a smooth experience. English is commonly used in tourist areas, and the warmth of the locals adds an extra layer of ease to your travels throughout Turkey.

Turkey’s safety situation varies across regions. Whereas western coastal areas, Cappadocia, and northern Turkey are generally safe for tourists, be cautious due to terrorism risks, particularly in southeastern areas, Ankara, and Istanbul. Naturally, staying informed is key. Check your country’s travel advisories, register with your embassy, and purchase travel insurance for peace of mind.

Turkey is a relatively budget-friendly destination. While well-known tourist spots like Istanbul and Cappadocia may have slightly higher prices, exploring less frequented regions can substantially cut down overall expenses.

Have a look into our posts for detailed insights into estimated costs for specific destinations, helping you plan your journey more effectively.

Citizens of over 80 countries enjoy visa-free entry to Turkey for stays up to 90 days within a 180-day period. This includes popular countries like the US, UK, Canada, most European Union member states. Other nationalities may require a visa, which can usually be obtained online (e-Visa) or upon arrival.

To confirm your specific visa requirements and apply if needed, check the official government portal.

Colombia’s huge, so don’t forget to factor in travel time between cities. You can get a taste of Colombia in about 5-7 days, especially if you focus on spots like Medellin, Salento, and Cartagena. But for a more relaxed experience without feeling rushed, give it at least two, better yet, three weeks to really soak up the colorful vibes of the country.

Hello:

Merhaba

Thank you:

Teşekkürler

Goodbye:

Güle güle

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